1. They who are united to Christ, Effectually
called, and regenerated, having a new heart, and a new Spirit created
in them, through the vertue of Christ's death, and Resurrection;
are also (a) farther sanctified,
really, and personally, through the same vertue, (b)
by his word and Spirit dwelling in them; (c)
the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed, (d)
and the several lusts thereof, are more and more weakned, and mortified;
and they more and more quickened, and (e)
strengthned in all saving graces, to the (f)
practice of all true holyness, without which no man shall see the Lord.
a Act. 20.32. Rom. 6.5,6.
2. This Sanctification is (g)
throughout, in the whole man, yet imperfect (h)
in this life; there abideth still some remnants of corruption in
every part, whence ariseth a (i)
continual, and irreconcilable war; the Flesh lusting against the Spirit,
and the Spirit against the Flesh.
g 1 Thes. 5.23.
3. In which war, although the remaining corruption
for a time may much (k) prevail;
yet through the continual supply of strength from the sanctifying Spirit
of Christ the (l) regenerate
part doth overcome; and so the Saints grow in Grace, perfecting holiness
in the fear of God, (m) pressing
after an heavenly life, in Evangelical Obedience to all the commands which
Christ as Head and King, in his Word hath prescribed
k Rom. 7.23.